High Country Adapted Perennials



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~~Red Hot Poker

Kniphofia, also called tritoma, red hot poker, torch lily, or poker plant; native to South Africa. Pokers can grow in cold weather! Top hummingbird plant. Loves to be crowded but can divide easily. Drought resistant. Like any bulb, blooming is dependent upon water availability.







~~Yarrow, Common

Achillea millefolium; native to New Mexico, yarrow is a good garden plant which has a special value to native bees. Yarrow was formerly used for medicinal purposes: to break a fever by increasing perspiration, to treat hemorrhaging and as a poultice for rashes. A tea used by Native Americans to cure stomach disorders was made by steeping the leaves. It can be used in fresh or dried arrangements and has a pleasing fragrance. Yarrow can grow to three feet tall and its lacy green foliage is as beautiful as the flowers! Medium water use/sun or part shade/high drought tolerance/ deer resistant Supports conservation biological control.

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~~IRIS, BEARDED

Iris germanica L.; In Greek mythology, the goddess Iris is the personification of the rainbow. Just like the rainbow, bearded iris are available in a wide variety of flower colors. Bearded Iris are identified by the conspicuous "beards" on each of the falls (lower petals) of the blossoms. They bloom in early summer, with some varieties reblooming later in the summer. Iris grow from 8 inches to 4 feet tall, depending on variety. Easy care. Fragrant varieties. Great cut flowers. Will grow in about any sunny well-drained soil. Multiplies quickly. 


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